Together Tomorrow

WE'RE IN THIS TOGETHER

Like all businesses right now, Steppenwolf is adapting the way it works and how it serves the community with thrilling art during the COVID-19 crisis. As we work hard to create the soonest and safest reunion, we have launched Together Tomorrow, a conversation series about how we are adapting the way we work to meet the unprecedented challenges of today.

Conversation 5

BACK TO SCHOOL: ARTS EDUCATION IN A CHANGING WORLD
MONDAY, october 19, 2020 AT 12:15PM CDT
Join Steppenwolf Director of Education Megan Shuchman and Lead Facilitator of Professional Development Greg Geffrard for this FREE webinar that illuminates how the StepEd team is evolving, creating, and building in this moment of disruption. As a national leader in this space, StepEd celebrates the learner, maker, and appreciator in each of us by breaking down barriers to ensure access and equity for all. Learn how Megan and her team are reshaping and redefining ways to connect virtually with students, teachers and our expanding global community. Plus, celebrate the launch of our first-ever Steppenwolf for Young Adults radio play, George Orwell's Animal Farm.
 
This live webinar will be led by Steppenwolf Director of Education Megan Shuchman and Greg Geffrard, Lead Facilitator of Professional Development.

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Conversation 4

"IT IS OUR RESPONSIBILITY TO ENSURE THAT WE NOT ONLY SURVIVE, BUT WE EVOLVE AND CREATE."
September 21, 2020 

Join ensemble member and Artistic Director Anna D. Shapiro in conversation with Steppenwolf’s new Executive Director Brooke Flanagan. Learn about Brooke’s past experience, why she was excited to return to Steppenwolf and what she loves about Chicago theater. Anna and Brooke will also discuss their shared vision for Steppenwolf’s future.

Watch the full interview with Anna and Brooke

Conversation 3

"We're very fortunate to have resources, donors, imagination and curiosity on our side."
JULY 13, 2020 

A live webinar and conversation with Artistic Director Anna D. Shapiro and Campus Expansion Project Manager/Director of Production Tom Pearl. This conversation will focus on what many are wondering: how will the theatre-going experience potentially change in response to the COVID-19 pandemic and how can the new building construction adapt to promote a healthier environment

Watch the full interview with Anna and Tom.

Conversation 2

“We’re always looking at the obstacle as the opportunity. It’s in our spirit.”
May 12, 2020

Two months into performance closures, Anna and David took stock of the unprecedented financial challenges and discussed plans for new virtual productions. Anna remarked how the crisis was forcing some surprising creative inspiration, and David discussed preliminary planning for how audiences and artists might gather in person together again.

Watch the full interview with Anna and David.

Conversation 1

“There have been plays and plagues. We have history on our side.”
April 27, 2020

Shortly after performance cancelations, Artistic Director Anna D. Shapiro and former Executive Director David Schmitz talked with family business strategist and Steppenwolf Director's Circle member Andrew Keyt about art-making when public gatherings aren’t allowed. When asked if the crisis will change theater, Shapiro took the long view:

"I don’t think we’ll be the same [after this crisis]. But I don’t think it’s that we won’t be the same because suddenly our [attendance] numbers will be way down. Theatre’s been dying since it was born. There have been plagues. Have there been Shake Shacks and plagues? No. Have there been basketball games and plagues? No. But there have been plays and plagues. We have history on our side. But I think, I hope, what it will do is help programmers get a different sense – a truer sense – of the function of that event in people’s lives."

Watch the full interview with Anna and David.

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As our stages sit dark, we are reminded of how vital art is to our very well-being. By supporting us now, you help ensure that world-class theatre continues to thrive in our great city.

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Join us

When the time is right, we will retake the stage and we want you to be there. Help us restore tomorrow by becoming a member today. Your support will help us hang on to the ability to exist during this unprecendented time.

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Building on Excellence

Steppenwolf has inspired generations of theatre audiences and has long been a benchmark for theatre excellence. This next act offers new opportunities for productions of varying scope and voice, welcoming new generations of audiences, an embracing and humane approach to life both onstage and off, and public spaces that throw open our doors and invite folks to spend more of their lives with us. The new campus will be an expression of not just what we do but of who we are: a home for the greatest theatre ensemble in the United States and a thriving center for culture in Chicago.

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Donate Now

As our stages sit dark, we are reminded of how vital art is to our very well-being. By supporting us now, you help ensure that world-class theatre continues to thrive in our great city.

DONATE

Join us

When the time is right, we will retake the stage and we want you to be there. Help us restore tomorrow by becoming a member today. Your support will help us hang on to the ability to exist during this unprecendented time.

LEARN MORE

Building on Excellence

Steppenwolf has inspired generations of theatre audiences and has long been a benchmark for theatre excellence. This next act offers new opportunities for productions of varying scope and voice, welcoming new generations of audiences, an embracing and humane approach to life both onstage and off, and public spaces that throw open our doors and invite folks to spend more of their lives with us. The new campus will be an expression of not just what we do but of who we are: a home for the greatest theatre ensemble in the United States and a thriving center for culture in Chicago.

LEARN MORE